Darth & Stormy is a documentation/journal of the factual, fictional and nonsensical journey of an Owl and Cat. Onboard the Sailing Vessel Darth Vader, Darth, the Owl, and Stormy, the Cat, plan to venture into the unknown and known crossing oceans and visiting many Isles. In the summer of 2020 Darth Vader and her crew will depart from New Zealand waters and head for a destination in the South Pacific, route TBC.  If the tides and times wait for the fowled and feline the vessel will head on a exploratory route to the northern hemisphere and beyond.


Darth is played by Alistair Moore, a yachtsman with 300,000 nautical miles under his wing. He has visited some of the wildest parts of the earth from Antartica, The Amazon to the Arctic. He has worked for Blake Expeditions, Tara Expeditions  https://oceans.taraexpeditions.org and in Youth development, leading the NZ sailing trust, and is passionate about outdoor education and the environment.

Stormy is played by Sarah-Jane Blake, an artist and sailor with blue water miles under her paw. With a background in experimental performance and art, www.sarahjaneblake.com, and passion in using different media, from drawing to live art to convey ideas or tell stories, she looks forward to developing a practice of ‘exploration art’ on route in response to the immediate environment (all be it with the freedom to indulge her imagination through the fictionalisation of events).

Darth and Stormy are already married so will not be seeking a pig with a ring in his nose or a Turkey on the hill to marry them. They may however, visit the land of the bong tree.